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Sculpting from Life & Practical Anatomy for Artists on Sundays!!!
October 22 - November 17
This is a studio class offered as an exploration of the fundamental processes of
figure sculpting in ceramic clay using the live model as part of the studio practice, taught by M.W. Ambroise. Click here for her CV
Students experiment with fabrication, tooling and perceptual techniques necessary
to create figure-informed sculpture, as well as critical thinking and aesthetic choices
focused on balancing the concerns of anatomical fluency and historical tropes with
individual likeness, gesture, movement, form, and the effect of tooling on form. This
course seeks to inspire students to explore the figure further and think critically
about the technical and perceptual skills and anatomical understanding required to
successfully use the figure in the sculptor’s studio practice..
Week 1 (October 22) – Intro to the course - Warm up exercises to get familiar with the material and the model.
Week 2 (October 29) – Short pose gesture studies, 1 hr. (2) 1 hour poses. Introduction to the ‘sighting-though’ method.
Week 3 (November 5) – Single pose
Week 4 (November 12) – Single pose
Week 5 (November 19) – Short pose gesture poses, 1 hr. (2) 1 hour poses.
Week 6 (December 3) – Single pose
Week 7 (December 10) – Begin a 2-week pose
Week 8 (December 17) – Review and critique of student work to date. Discussion and questions.
Sculpting from Life Suggested reading:
Human Anatomy for Artists – Eliot Goldfinger
Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure – Edouard Lanteri